A special petition has been submitted to the Supreme Court
challenging the constitutionality of the Right to Information Bill which has been presented to Parliament.
Two members of the IT Professionals Association have filed this Special Determination Petition.
The Right to Information Bill was presented to Parliament for adoption on the 24th of this month. The petitioners are seeking the Supreme Court to declare that certain clauses in the Bill contravenes the Constitution. The petitioners are also calling on the Apex Clause to declare that these clauses need a two thirds majority in Parliament and approval of the people in a referendum.